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by just 165 votes. today president obama is heading in to talk about the economy. here's a look at the arts and recreation campus. he will be speaking a few minutes from now. we don't expect him to make specific announcements, but he will urge congress to pass a budget and extend unemployment by the end of the year. three house committees are holding hearings that focus on the affordable care act's roll out. republicans in the committee say issues with healthcare.gov prove they can't handle undertakings. democrats disagree with that. >> we have before us an example of something that may be too big to swallow even for the u.s. federal government. >> our country's experience with social security in 1935, medicare in 1965 and a prescription drug program in 2005 democrats the government is capable of overcoming the initial problems with the implementation. >> president obama insists the program is working well. he spoke in front of people who said have benefitted from the new law and works well for the ma jorit of users. as you heard, republicans remain skeptical and you are hearing
, president obama's talking about the law's benefits. highlighting one woman's story. >> she was one of the 3.1 million young people that this law helped cover because they could join their parents' plan. and that means that when she was diagnosed with a potentially deadly autoimmune disorder she got the care she needed. in the letter she wrote, i'm grateful because the affordable care act saved my life, saved my family from bankruptcy and gave me a future. >> this law is saving lives. how does the republican national committee counter that? quote, the white house is trying to woo young people, really? it's offensive that the democrats think that they can make things right with a social and some warm up talking points. i'll tell you what's offensive, when the republicans call the website president obama's katrina or that when obama care is terrorizing the country, or when a group backed by billionaires used a creepy uncle sam to try to scare young people not to get insurance. that was offensive, but helping millions of americans get insurance is working, and they can't handle it. joining me n
is focus on getting fathers involved in their children's lives. we could talk about saying president obama needs to speak out about this, but i think on a grassroots level, we need to have families, in tact fathers having communication with their sons. eed to tell them there's t to do another way. you know, obama could talk about this all he wants. i think we have to handle this on a family structure level. we have to stop being scared of our kids. i mean we have communities where kids tend to rule things. and that needs to change. we have to start taking control and being parents again. and that's not taking place. >> james, thank you very much for joining us. love the journal sentinel, been reading it for years. >> thank you. >>> and straight ahead. it isn't just the website, even if you get on the exchange and sign up for insurance, will you be able to use it? there are new fears tonight. that's next. the energy saved could light how many homes? 1 million? 2 million? 3 million? the answer is... 3 million homes. by 2030, investments in energefficiency could help americans save $300 billi
,000 simultaneous users and up to 800,000 visits a day. and all this hard work that president obama was talking about, it's starting to pay off. in nova loan, roughly 100,000 people enrolled in obama care through the federal exchange. it's a four-fold increase from the month of october. when all the bad-mouthing was going on. all this cocky talk going on out there about how it was going to fail. oh, but we had one last play left, right? the obama administration said they expect the enrollment to jump dramatically in the coming months. meanwhile, the state exchanges, they're doing even better. how about california alone? 80,000 people in california. now, this is a dirty word. if you connect it to the democrats. private health plan enrollments, 80,000 in the state of california? that's right. and 135,000 have signed up for medicaid. el with, how about new york? in this state, over 250,000 people have completed applications for obama care. over 40,000 people have enrolled in a private plan. and in the state of kentucky, where we were visiting not long ago, now the number is up to over 56,000 peopl
is still talking about obama care, but this week, he made a big pivot to economic issues talking about raising the minimum wage, extending unemplment benefits. when he did this a couple of years ago and assume d the self-proclaimed mantle of champion of thmiddle class, it helped him win re-election in 2012. do you think it can help democrats win in 2014? >> what he said there basically, if you don't like my plans for your agenda, give us your plans. i think this pivot to the economy is an attempt to change the subject from obama care, which is so dominating, the news of the past seral months. and to rally his base, which is always what he does first. sometimes, that's all he's needed to do, but my sense is he's not going to be able to make this into a big national issue the party can win on because his credibility is so week. in that harvard poll, it was one of those open ended questions about what is your top priority. income inequality was way down the list and i think it is for a lot of people. now, the president of the bully pulpit can sometimes elevate an issue and make it a big i
for the politics lead. first rule about re-branding obama care, you do not talk about obama care. today the white house launched a three-week blitz on the public's perception of the affordable care act. because, according to press secretary jay carney, obama care does not exist anymore. here's what he told cnn's jim acosta. >> jim, i, first of all, there's not an insurance policy called obama care. i think it's important to your viewers that they understand they're purchasing private insurance. >> still, the president didn't shy away from the term today when he was defending the law. >> that seems to be the only alternative that obama care's critics have is, let's just go back to the status quo because they sure haven't presented an alternative. >> so what's in a name? let's bring in our panel, editor of the "weekly standard," bill kristol, former arkansas senator and chairwoman of the it's my business coalition, blanche linco lincoln, and washington bureau che chief for "usa today" susan page. former president bill clinton is slapping down reports a few weeks ago he was trying to give hillary cl
. oh, they're still talking trash about killing obama care. still talking about the debt, but guess what. they aren't talking about what they did with such bravado this september to october. suddenly the cat's got their tongue. or is it the calendar. with elections coming next year and those on the right with any iq have noticed the one time the democrats saw their numbers go skyward was when the republicans played stupid party and turned themselves into the anyone couple pops of the potomac and shut done the government. tonight we look at this strange new world, scared to death at the second there's talk of closing it the democrats will open up another big lead in public confidence. who would have believed it would only take a month to teach the tea party that no government is bad politics. david corn for mother jones and howard fineman for "the huffington post" both msnbc political analysts. i know there are still questions about febds. but this week when it looks like they might have a budget deal and january when the continuing resolution comes up for continuing, it looks like t
to talk politics at home. but how much did you have to talk about the obama care website? now you read the op-ed from kathleen sebelius. improvement dramatic. really? >> i didn't talk about the website. i did have to talk about obama with my father who's not the biggest fan. i'm so politicked out right now i can't begin to tell you. i'm happy to talk about it here today. >> what do you think about the op-ed. it was in "usa today." it goes on and on. again we see this termage, vast majority of users it will work smoothly now. let's show it on the screen. that is mumble jumble if i've ever seen it. words that don't make sense. nada. julie? >> i went on the website today. i didn't get those words. but i was told to hang on because they weren't ready for me yet. but i could just hang on. i wasn't overly heartened by that. obviously it wasn't the message most of us that support obama care or any of us that support obama care want to see. >> david, what must have happened is what kathleen sebelius points out in her own op-ed four times. when there's high demand, there's a new online queueing
now and hear from brianna keilar. this was a personal moment for barack obama who talked about the influence of nelson mandela when he was a young man. >> reporter: that's right, john. it was just huge. president obama was 19 years old when he first got involved with the anti-apartheid movement. the first time he gave what being call a political speech was back in 1981. he was a sophomore at occidental college when he spoke out against apartheid. for president obama, nelson mandela was a personal hero and personal idol who struggled his earliest ambitions. >> i am one of the first who grew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue of policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. >> reporter: they met in person only briefly in 2005 before obama became president. the two leaders, each standing in history as the first black president of his nation, spoke occasionally by phone. president obama penned the forward for mandela's 2010 memoir "conversations with myself." he wrote his example helped awakened
. >> obama goes out, tries to divide, isolate, goes back to the same campaign talking points, republicans are evil and we're go. and i just don't think he pulls it out on this one. >> wait a second, you said it was bait and switch. there is no bait and switch here. the truth is that there were 30 to 40 million people uninsured. milli milli millions. >> it will still be bankrupt and they won't be insured. >> i'm just telling you it is the reality. >> let me give you the reality check and let me educate here, if you like your plan, you can't keep it, cancellation letters are coming. if you like your doctor, a lot of people are losing it. people are not saving $2500 per family per year. all of these promises are not being fulfilled for the majority of americans. >> in your old age you're getting cranky and left in the dust. and mercedes just said -- >> this is beyond the website. >> you know what, we're going to get past the website. >> let's get past the website. the mere fact that the website has been so poorly managed and the fact that we have given this president so much power to control
liberals say. >> good to see you, how about that? >> good to see you. so, let's talk about the obama care website. so, what is the reality with this site? of course it's better, right? but the bar was very low before. is it where it needs to be? >> well, no, not quite, but again, again, let's focus on this, compared to the way it was in the disastrous rollout, yeah, it's been a huge improvement, but that's kind of like saying that compared to the other glutenous members of the heneghan family, i didn't eat too much at the thanksgiving dinner, right? the bar is very low. >> right, but is it working in a way now where people can move forward and actually use it to enroll in these programs? >> yes. the vast majority of people will be able to get on the site, sign up for insurance, and we think -- and this last part is just being tested now -- we think that the information we plug in there is going to be accurately reported to the insurance company. so, i would say the water is warm, come ease in, but you know, show a little bit of care when you do. >> today, as we reported, the president is
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of course from the bible refused the eat the rich foods at the king's table. >> something we are talking about is obama care and it could be a winner with many religious groups but it is losing support because of the contraception part. >> we catholics who are among the pros when it comes to providing health care do it because of our conviction and now we are being asked to violate some of those. i think he went onto say catholics would want to support became obama care. >> they know the church invented the hospital. most people don't know that. it was invented by the christian church. the real issue is ask not what your government can do for your health, ask what you can do for your own health. the government is not going to make me healthy, i can make those healthy choices. >> have you felt yourself affected by obama care as all? >> it is not sufficient to solve our problems. they have to be exchanged in communities where they live. that is why the plan is the answer to our crisis. >> it is 40 day to a healthier life. in case you want to hold off. you can do the 40 days before january
talking obama care. a more feminized, softer nfl, why don't they put out the bigskin, bring out the nerf ball, play in a bouncy castle and change the name from dallas cowboys because cowboys use guns and the tabby cats and the patriots use guns, something less violent. it's absolutely ridiculous. but the nfl again, more pressure and they're catering to, as you point out, the elitist, media, people who don't even really love football. their fans probably have guns. >> the dallas cowgirls, the cheerleaders do a lot of this. should that stop? >> no, but i sat in for larry king and they had the dallas cowboy cheer leaders. it was the original dallas cowboy cheer leaders. >> they were your age. >> they were. you talk about the free market, they have the right to keep these things the off the air. i wouldn't put the thing on, first of all, it's a lousily produced commercial. secondly, i think you're right. you can put your baby out front and it will catch a bullet? they have a right to do it and i'm glad they're doing it. >> they does have a point, eric, that it's not fox but nfl can choose an
't lose by much. talk about income inequality. push hard for obama care. let those personal stories come. and i guarantee you, some red states are going to flip. but it's going to take an investment to get it done. our next question comes from roosevelt barfield. why is the right wing bashing the pope? well, they didn't bash the pope until the pope started talking about income inequality. until he started talking about greed. until he started talking about the worshipping of money. and where the poor are in the world. and in this country. he started addressing all of those moral issues. and that, of course, was like a stick in your hand into a wasp's nest and all of the bugs come out after you. that's what has spurred all of this. this is a pope that is political. this is a pope that is willing to say things that other popes haven't said in contemporary time. and it strikes right at the heart of republican policies, and the conservatives, they just can't take it. stick around, "rapid response panel" next on "the ed show" after this. >>> i'm seema mody with your cnbc market wrap. stocks r
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. >> people talk about thee end, generosity from the u.s. and others is whye hav made this pro has president obama done as much as his predecessor? >> it's very phenomenal tha aids initiative and for global fund, which the u.s. participates with many other countries in giving. and bush took the leadership, but he had democrats really supporting him. now you've got president obama taking the lead, taking this to a new level and he's got strong republican support. so even though it's kind of exceptional, it's really made a huge difference that everyone's come together to have the u.s. lead the way. >> you are incredibly focused on the issue of giving. you have pledged along with warren buffett and mark zuckerberg to give a majority of your wealth to philanthropy. forbes lists you as the richest person in america at $72 billion. a lot of people ask this question. have you decided how much you are going to leave to your children? >> well, certainly melinda and i think that kids starting off with $1 billion or some huge -- any huge amount of wealth is not necessarily in their interest as well as
care act, obama care right now and people are talking about it all over the country and it's a great opportunity for republicans. for to us have a huge year like we did in 1994 we'll have to have the sort of alternatives that bill is talking about. do you hear that, whether it's republican governor's association or in washington now, there is that understanding. i would be stunned if you didn't see a variety of alternatives. >> david gregory for those running for re-election and all the negative messages that are in this narrative right now in terms of obama care how fair are they and how hard of a slog will it be for the white house to try to turn this around? >> i think it will be difficult. ultimately they have to prove successful with the website. they have to have more positive stories that flood the marketplace and the media. look at story after story, morning after morning we're having this conversation of what the difficulties are, what the andy poling is, what we simply are confused by. they are going the need so much success even that's going to lag before they get to a pla
equality, fairness, resonates very much with obama care argument. this was not something you heard the president talk about in a folsom way during the campaign. >> is that true? i felt like this was one of the themes of the campaign. >> he gave that speech in kansas, in late 2011 he struck these themes. a lot of the conversation that took place in the campaign wasn't necessarily around this and certainly not around this issue with any great specificity. i think there's a lot of political upside with the president on this. he was at an event with administration officials and they think this is a winning issue. >> congressman, i want to talk to you about the political calculus here. as this conversation has become less a grassroots dialogue and more a mainstream conversation, which is to say we are talking about the minimum wage in a way that i am very happy to announce is not the way we've been talking about it, which is substantively and a belief change may happen in the coming months. what has the reaction been with republican colleagues in congress as this conversation has gone o
on "morning joe" we'll talk to chris matthews ahead of his interview with president obama. plus, pastor rick warren will be here for a special part one of a special two day appearance. and why the richest man on wall street is taking aim at apple. the new issue of "time" possible files karl icahn. and top stories in the politico playbook. but first bill karins. >> the east coast is warm but suffering in the heartland. this storm really like mid-winter, as cold as it gets and the snow and ice. it's a rough start to winter. let's show you first off what's happening yesterday. minnesota got nailed by this snowstorm. some areas around duluth three feet of snow. in colorado the mountains got it too and the temperatures -- it's minus 26 wind chill right now in denver. let me show you my airport concerns for today. again, the most impacts from this current storm will be felt later tonight and tomorrow in the deep south but denver, albuquerque, oklahoma city, dallas and atlanta all possible airport implications today but mostly late in the day. the cold air has made it down now to dallas. temperatur
example of the obama administration tripping over its own feet? because here was an opportunity to engage with pope francis, who is a pope talking about poverty, talking about the things most catholics care about, issues of income inequality, things that the obama administration cares about. >> but how's this conflict with that? >> they allow themselves to get beat up for it. it was a dumb move not to position this better. $1.4 million isn't going to do much -- >> charlie, do you really believe -- you just said it, i guess you do, that the president's blown a chance to salute the good social policies and statements of the pope? you still can't do that? >> what i'm saying is that catholic voters are the swing voters in america. >> you're speaking my language. >> they're a complex electorate. you know that better than anyone, chris. but in this case, i really think the obama administration made a logical choice. it's about real estate, as you said, about savings, small savings. don't you think they could have packaged this a little bit better and not allowed the republicans to open the door
. president obama trying to make a come back with obamacare. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. today in washington, the president went on the offensive saying that the affordable healthcare law is now up and ready. >> despite all the problems in the rollout, about half a million people across the country are poised to gain healthcare coverage through marketplaces and medicaid beginning on january 1st. some for the very first time. >> then the president read some testimonials about how good obamacare is for the folks. and listed improvements he believes the new law will bring. then mr. obama addressed his critics. >> we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. [ applause ] >> i want everybody -- you still think this law is a bad idea. you have got to tell us specifically what you would do to cut costs, cover more people, make insurance more secure. you can't just say that the system was working with 41 million people without health insurance. >> now as football people know the best defense is a good offense. that's what the president was doing today. challengin
if people are talking about you? >> it's not obama care so the administration does this and he's looking very press deshlg. he's meeting with the premiere of china, big deal for him. >> this is, i think, one of the most talked about stories that i've heard in a long time. so jeff bezos goes on 60 minutes and he has these drones and they'll drop packages with a new pair of shoes on the front doorstep and what's your social media reaction? >> it's very negative. three to one against. >> why? >> we did what we call symantec analysis. the word drone is not a positive connotation for two reasons. number one, the militaristic uses of the drone and number two, it feels very big brother and it feels a little forced, the night before cyber monday and the night before he's out talking about this and a lot of people felt like, well, he's pushing this, but we're not going to see it and it was a little creepy for some people. >> well, did you see this picture on twitter? i think it's been retweeted thousands of times. it's a mock attempted delivery slip. they checked off, drone resurgence and against
than the democrats. one of the things that president obama and the democrats have done is talking about the issues that matter to them. i think that's something we need to do. you don't think a lot about the solutions. the president talked a lot about it. identifying solutions and talking about them. it's pretty important for the party if we are going to try to address one of the top concerns of the generation. >> i will get you out of here with this one. one of the things i found interesting is despite the president's approval rating, harry reid and john boehner have larger disapproval ratings. harry reid at 59% and john boehner at 75%. the president 54. senator, to you and mr. grayson after that. is it fair to say that this age group is very much dis disenfranchised with the market? >> i think so absolutely. the numbers reflect general dissatisfaction with the way government is working right now or at least in the eyes of this generation. not working and looking for alternatives. it's not to say that the people who are currently in office can't be that alternative, but they have to sp
. president obama has been labeled with this word by the opponent. you all know the word i am talking about. obamacare. that's right. i said it and i am not ashamed and neither is president obama. >> harris perry said no matter how much the president accomplishes obamacare will also loom over his head. is that comparison fair in we leave that for you to decide. >> the time now is about 20 minutes after the top of the hour. coming up, chaos. a fight breaking out it was so violent they had to intervene behind the shocking scene. >> if you or a loved one is expecting to go under the knife soon why the day you are scheduled for an operation could mean the different between life and death. this is the quicksilver cash back card from capital one. it's not the "fumbling around with rotating categories" card. it's not the etting blindsided by limits" card. it's the no-game-playing, no-earning-limit-having, deep-bomb-throwing, give-me-the-ball-and-i'll-take- it-to-the-house, cash back card. this is the quicksilver cash card from capital one. unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, everywhere, ev
stopped voting on defunding obama care, although we've been talking a lot about how congress doesn't seem to get anything done, ryan. let me switch gears, because the house is scheduled to vote today on the undetectable firearms act, making it illegal to manufacture guns that don't have any metal in them and can get smuggled through metal detectors. it's obviously a major concern because of 3-d printers able to print these plastic guns. let me play for both of you what steve israel told me yesterday. >> i have been on the lead at renewing extending the undetectable firearms act because it's not a good idea to allow the bad guys to sneak plastic guns through metal detectors at airports. i am hopeful that we'll be able to do at least that. >> steve israel, obviously, ryan, a big supporter of this and one of the major proponents. is it going to get done? >> it doesn't look like the more advanced version of it is going to get done. and it's just mind-blowing. the dispute right now is over how much metal and what type of metal to put into one of these plastic guns, because the current law basi
the website is going really well. i know the new york times and "washington post" talked about that a lot. if you go to kentucky, what you hear is that mitch mcconnell is still loud and proud saying we should repeal obama care. and the democratic candidate there running and her name is allison grimes. so far even though kentucky has a good website, she is still very weary of this law. her view is still obama care not going to help you win in kentucky. on the other hand in florida, you have charlie crist, now a democrat, running for governor there. he made one of his big issues the medicate expansion which is popular. florida has not allowed the medicaid expansion. and he thinks it's a winning issue with the democrats in florida. >> the website is working better but still underlying issues only just beginning to make head way like identity verification and enkolment data which is leaving some insurers and states like connecticut really uncomfortable and now looking for ways around the federal system, ways to enroll customers directly. this is how the new york times put it. some insurers ha
. >>> conspiracy theorists, it's time for the poli side bar. president obama made a little history at last night's kennedy center honors. he became the first president to talk about area 51, at least in public. >> when you first become president, one of the questions that people ask you is what's really going on in area 51? when i wanted to know, i called shirley maclaine. i think i just became the first president to ever publicly mention area 51. >> kentucky senator rand paul admitting yesterday that there's at least one person who doesn't want him to run for president, and that person would be his wife. >> i am seriously thinking about it, but i'm also very serious about the family considerations and, you know, just look at what happens daily to any politician in america. you talk about how uncivil things are. >> all right, it's not a joke actually. what did president obama, kathleen sebelius and senator ted cruz have in common? they're all on the short list as the top ten name for "time's" person of the year. the winner will be unveiled on wednesday, and i think the pope's gonna get it. waiti
him, all benefited from obama cars. this is all about props and talk and her is the thrust of what i'm concerned about, the country is, the defenders of the president's attitude, which, we know better than you do. we are -- first of all we know better than you do. you can't be trusted and we're serving the larger good and this is -- we have a right to lie to you for that reason. >> i think you're just being aharter. >> i'm not a hater. >> thank you very much. >> i'm a liberal. >> all right. now to ed henry at the white house. and what it is saying. edward? >> good to see you, jay carney was not asked about this specifically at the briefing but i can tell you that they previously talked about how secretary sebelius had been at the white house many times, group meetings, whether it's a cabinet meeting, the president with the chief of staff and kathleen sebelius. obviously they're going to get more scrutiny how closely she worked with the president before the crisis, and also as you were just discussing, hough they tried to dig out of it. interesting, as they try to dig out of it, one t
friday. >> president obama had an interview with chris mathews on "hardball." we'll talk on the other side. >> both hillary and joe would make outstanding presidents and possess the qualities that are needed to be outstanding presidents. they -- i think joe biden will go down in history as one of the best vice presidents ever and he has been with me at my side in every tough decision that i've made from going after bin laden to dealing with the health care issues to you name it, he's been there. hillary i think will go down in history as one of the finest secretaries of state we've ever had and helped to transition us away from a deep hole we were in when i first came into office around the world. >> so, of course, he was weighing in on possible democratic candidates for 2016. what do you make of that? is that as far as he's ever going to go? >> two things. the first thing is that this is still very early and i think ha the president doesn't really want to be talking about his predecessor, but the second point is, it's good news for the vice president because he is being mentioned as
who have gathered in the soccer stadium so there could be a moment where president obama and raul castro may shake hands, may talk, who knows. >> be interesting to watch if they shake hands. that was the big thing, the gore people wanted no physical contact or substantive communications because of the relationship between the two countries. obviously, you can get as close as we are at an event like that and we will see what happens. you watch something like that. for the former presidents to be together, you know this because you have been at big events, the opening of presidential libraries here at home, the king hussain funeral, you had a group like that. the pope john paul ii funeral, you had several presidents together. it's a security challenge, number one, then the question is how do they work amongst themselves. it's an exclusive club. we do know on this flight over, the president is in his office, george and laura bush have the medical suite which is -- >> on air force one. >> on air force one. they can recon figure it, make it more comfortable and secretary clinton is in
something that we probably, president obama said, we'll never see again. >> john meacham, i was talking to my 10-year-old girl about nelson mandela, explaining about him, what he had done, the sacrifices he made, the way he changed this country and the world. i'm wondering, though, of course, my 10-year-old girl didn't know an awful lot about nelson mandela. and we won't even talk about my 5-year-old boy. he'll get it in years to come. what do history books write about this man? >> the last lines of the 20th century. he was arguably with john paul ii, martin luther king, he was someone without whom the world would be radically different and worse. while america mourns him today we should remember that america was not always with him. i think that's an important part of history. president reagan opposed the point signatures of sanctions in the 1980s against south africa. it was only in 1990 four years after mandela was released he was received by president bush. he was part of the complex cold war world. this is a more complicated history that the country of the united states should take
a lot of fights to be had, even about saving obama care, but it was really stunning to me. he talked about persistence and the connection between a president and the public and that motivating persistence, but that's different than fighting. >> about why he would continue to fight. and as i say, comparing politics to rolling a boulder up the hill is a little different from the way he began his life in politics like popping a champagne cork. this is tuff stuff. he showed his own motivation. he said i remember every day. >> guy, he's been there before. i didn't have to remind him of being in that car all alone, an african-american guy, heading out into the suburbs of illinois where no black guy's won anything, he's got the map, i've got to discover illinois so i can be elected senator after being beaten in a south chicago race. >> after the 2010 election, remember that, that was a tremendous blow, and he sort of reassessed his presidency and how you can move forward and started emphasizing some of what he talked about today, the difference in values between him and the republicans. whe
're asking twitter question of the day, is the obama with obamacare just a pr issue? points for creativity, @billhemmer. we'll read some of the tweets a bit later in the program here. 19 past, heather. heather: we'll talk a little more about it as well and we'll talk about the new look for the health care website as president obama urges kids to study computers. calling the irony police, with peter doocy, that is up next. bill: soccer fans going a bit nuts here. things go so out of control, police ended up opening fire. heather: helicopters involved. bill: man, oh, man, it keeps going on too. tell you where this happened in a moment. [shouting] so i can reach ally bank 24/7, but there are no branches? 24/7. i'm sorry, i'm just really reluctant to try new things. really? what's wrong with trying new things? look! mommy's new vacuum! (cat screech) you feel that in your muscles? i do... drink water. it's a long story. well, not having branches let's us give you great rates and service. i'd like that. a new way to bank. a better way to save. ally bank. your money needs an ally. eating healthie
friend and i say that in a kind way. can't wait to talk to you. we'll be right back. >>> we are awaiting now a statement from president obama on obama care and to shift the focus from a botched rollout and the cancellation of millions of insurance plans. >> i know there were a lot of questions about health care right? >> yes, this came up for jay carney. senate republicans were pointing out today that this is about the 12th time that the president has launched the so pauled major pr blitz to sell the benefits of health pressed jay on why they have to keep going back to that? >> you have made this pitch before and people are not buying it. >> really because the law passes and a million people showed up yesterday and people are enrolling every day. and senator mcconnell -- >> that is what we are being told today. there is no alternative from the republican side. that the rollout has not been perfect but they think they are starting to turn the corner and that the benefits are starting to get to the american people. >> while the white house want to claim that the website is not working we k
. and the president very interestingly at one point, brooke, talked about the term obama care. people in washington have been saying the president hasn't been using the word obama care as much lately. what's the deal with that? the president used it during this address to younger folk s here at the white house. here's what the president had to say. >> i know people call this law obama care. and that's okay. because i do care. and i do. i care about you. i care about families. i care about americans. but no matter how much i care, the truth is that for your friends and your family, the most important source of information is not going to be me. it's going to be you. they are going to trust you. >> so a little bit of the president picking himself up, dusting himself off from that disast rr rollout of healthcare.gov. no briefing here at the white house today, but on a conference call with reporters, officials with the administration, they were talking about how they also believe that enrollment is picking up, brooke. that is really the best news that this white house can be hoping for right now, for a
. >> not too early to be talking about healthcare.gov. this is what the obama website looks like today. this is brand-new. see plans before i apply. what's different is -- they were afraid to put this out in the beginning because they thought sticker shock would scare people away but now you can click on that. what's interesting is the sticker shock is going to overwhelm people. i was reading today if you are 35 years old, a couple living in el paso, texas, you get the blue cross-blue shield plan, the premium is less than $300 a month but the deductible is $12,000 a year. this is not what we were promised. >> not at all. also on the website, i saw was they added a q. and a. area where it says can i keep my own doctor because everyone has been asking. it answers depending on the plan you choose and the marketplace, you may -- not you can -- you may be able to keep your own doctor, certainly raising eyebrows and suspicions when it comes to remembering and recalling the president's promise that if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctors. chris wallace, ezekiel emanual behind it al
president obama's competence, but you're writing about something else he said yesterday. listen to this. >> i talked to one insurance company today that a third of their enrollees are over 60 years of age. those are the people signing up. and the folks who can keep their plans because they're lower cost will now. and the folks who are going to get into these exchanges are probably going to be sicker, older, and as a result premiums are even going to go higher. >> what's he really saying? >> first of all, he's again talking about the republican base. the older, white people, many of them whom are moderate income or working class who are struggling. and he's lamenting the fact that finally these 60-something people, 55-year-olds can get health insurance when they couldn't before. now, we're not talking about poor people. by and large they're eligible for medicaid in many places. we're talking about presumably working people, presumably many of whom vote republican. so you see the mean spiritedness of it that these people who have been suffering. too young for medicare, waiting to get to m
on getting rid of president obama. impeach him, they say. and no issue has driven this impeachment talk more than the president's signature achievement, health care. forget that it's starting to help millions of americans, it's an impeachable offense. >> our next guest says the effects of the president's actions over the years rises to the level of an impeachable offense. >> an impeachable offense. granted, that's fox news, but it might as well be the republican party. today the house gop held a hearing on the president's failure to execute the nation's laws. during it, congressman darrell issa, a man who's been on a witch hunt against this administration from day one actually compared the president to nixon. and this birther congressman came right out with it. >> we've also talked about the "i" word, impeachment, which again i don't think would get past the senate in the current climate. >> am i missing anything? >> here's what you're missing. you have no grounds to impeach the president. and let's be honest. this isn't just about health care. oh, no. that's one of the reasons they want to
, congresswoman. >> if you want to talk about a war on women, look no further than this health care law. >> that's right. the gop wants you to believe president obama's health care law is the real war on women. oh, the irony. especially since just last week we learned that gop men are being tutored on how to talk to women. and according to a staff at one of those meetings, quote, some of these guys have a lot to learn. where would they possibly get that idea? >> if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. >> even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> the incidents of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low. >> well, maybe they can get some pointers on how to talk to women from the real boss of the party. listen to what he said today. >> -- yourself staring looking at, casually glancing at a woman. but you know that it's now socially taboo. you shouldn't be doing it. and you think everybody is noticing you doing it and condemning you in their minds. you walk up to the woman and say,
to the republicans here. they have the country responding to and talking about the three things i've just pointed out when we have had 40, what, 5, 6 months of private sector oh job growth. when we have added 7 million jobs since president obama inherited the great recession. now that we've got unemployment down, according to the bureau of labor statistics, 7%, arguably, still in double digits. and they've got us believing that we're just not doing -- well, actually, we're doing too much for those who are in need. the president is talking about republicans like rand paul, from kentucky, who thinks he should run the world. and also rob portman of ohio, who is the doctor of silver spoons. what would you expect from bush's former budget director? on sunday, rand paul said he would have no problem cutting off unemployed americans. >> when you allow people to be on unemployment insurance for 99 weeks, you're causing them to become part of this perpetual unemployed group in our economy, and it really -- while it seems good, it actually it does a disservice to the people you're trying to help. i don't doubt
the fed is doing. they are devaluing our money like crazy. i see what is happening with obama care. if you look at that, i mean, all of the things we talked about when i was, you know, your on-air co-worker, all those things have happened. people don't either care or didn't listen or whatever. it doesn't matter. other things that we talked about and other things we now are seeing are going to happen. the dollar is not going to last. what does the world look like? you know, we have two ways to go. we can tear each other apart or we can see the world that amazon was talking about last night. >> wasn't that amazing? >> literally the sky is the limit. everything you know is about to change. i'm really focused on the american people. i think until you see a change in consciousness of the republican party which i don't think will happen, but god bless them if you can get it done. until there is a change of consciousness, einstein said the consciousness that created the problem cannot solve the problem. it's time for a new consciousness. >> listen, i think there's got to be a solution -- actually
on and on of dignitaries. >> of course, with president obama and three of his predecessors going to south africa, you can imagine what robin was talking about, and that is security and the kind of complex situation they're dealing with potentially a nightmare. secret service had very little time to prepare for the trip. athena jones is joining us at the white house. we're very much aware of what it takes. there's not a lot of advance work when you have the limited amount of time. air force one expected to touch down what, early tomorrow morning? >> early tomorrow morning. i think about 1:00 a.m., they'll be making a fuel stop on the way. bottom line, these are the kinds of trips that take weeks and months to prepare. this was compressed into a very short time line. the spokesman for the secret service say they've done things in less time and an they've known that any son mandela was ill for some time and they've been working with the state department and south african government. they have agents based in pretoria and rome able to work on logistics necessary 37 they're the same protocols are required any
this new poll it shows obama care not getting much love. solid majority 57% disapprove. the same poll finds 51% believes the cost of care will increase. >>> richard fowler mohost of hi own show. who better to talk to about the youth summit than the stwo two you. meeting with the president today going to change the scope of what we showed you. those actually believe that this law is still going to work. we were fooled in 2008 and i don't think that millennials are going to work. all it is, is a social media blitz that doesn't hold any weight. >> does he think that younger people tend to have a shorter attention span and are used to the stimulation? if anyone needed a good first impression it was with the younger crowd. i think he was right and i think you are right that the younger crowd did need the first impression and the first impression three million of them are back on their parents plan. students going to cloth or phd could go back on their parent's health care plan. and beyond that point, i think what we have seen is a commitment to our parent's health care plan. this president gets
a couple of things to talk about. i want to ask you about the big front page politico piece. the paper tiger. glenn thrush's piece. >> glenn has been looking at the weakness of the obama cabinet. there's frustration in the cabinet and on capitol hill. they are putting a republican in the cabinet. a defense secretary. and people feel sees disappointed folks and at a time how he'll define how to be his defense secretary. he's leading the department in a period of entrenchment. does he fight those? does he go along with the white house in trying to trim spending as much as obama would like. it's interesting to see how much frustration there is in the cabinet not just hagel, but also sebelius. one of the reasons when you have these incidents like you do with the health care system -- >> why is general frustration. inside the white house do they think they are incompetent. >> they are not living up to standards with hagel. he's kind of lackluster when they thought he would come in there and be much more forceful. >> why did they think that? if they asked anyone in his own party who was a re
the president is campaigning but all the talk in the world may not make a difference. >> obama thinks that he can repeal reality with rhetoric. i mean, after all, one thing he can really do well is campaign. that's undeniable. he's one of the great campaigners in american history. he twice won the presidency. his trouble is he has a little bit of trouble governing. here he's faced with a management problem, a government problem. he passed a bill that is so complex, the regulations are so complex and contradictory, he's got a website that is not functioning correctly, and he thinks that if he makes the right speeches, he says the right words, somehow it will change perception. but here he runs up against the wall. >> the perception is across the country is that so far it's been a joke and that's why the president yesterday started what will be a three-week push to get people to sign up. one of the problems is when they sign up, they sign up with an insurance company. the insurance company, the back end of the website, the so-called back end, mr. krauthammer referred to that last night, as the
and get away with. obama had the experience where joe decided that his policy on gay marriage was going to change. >> they're genuine in two different ways. >> and we started talking about it more and more seriously if hillary gets out -- >> he just spent five-and-a-half hours with the president of china. i don't know who was doing most of the talking during that meeting, but that's important. five-and-a-half hour meeting. a dinner -- you know this is where joe biden's experience on foreign relations committee, former chairman comes in. he has a personal relationship with this guy, so yes, he does say something like that. by the way, we're always complaining that our politicians are not candid. so you get a guy who is not candid and we complain about his candor. >> we are only talking about the blunder. we're not talking about what might have occurred in the meeting. >> yeah. we did cover it earlier, and we will cover it more with jon huntsman. he is a serious guy, but these gaffs get in the way. >> while we're talking about candor, let's talk about bill clinton and comments he made a f
. >> of course no. it's pro-obama. the message is saying he gets blamed for everything. >> i'm going to steal that. i didn't say that. joe hicks said it. he was talking about the rights when he said it. it's true. the only way that could be racist is the guy scoring the touchdown was white and the guy trying to tackle him is black. then i would have a problem, if i was black. >> it's they're ffult. not your fault. >> it's about perception. like the beauty. i don't apologize for mine. it's not racist. this is black and white, the picture. and the obama's america looks like the writing in rocky horror picture show, so i enjoyed that. >> i'm glad you found some pleasure in this. it's not even a good point. >> stephen. >> sir. >> a bunch of people have apologized for things lately, no names necessary here. does that need stop. too much apologizing, i think. >> i think if you look at this situation it's weird because there's other satire type things happening across the country that probama's america and nobody said anything about that. that's a little crazy. what was weird to me is the athletes i
there is a role for politicians to play here? the peace also talks about how the distrust in washington and of our leaders, feeds, you know, sort of starts at the top and continues there on. >> listen, way before barack obama said, you know, you can keep your insurance, period, there was congressmen saying, listen, we will have a law on drugs. then you find out they are drug addicts. or every young child tested in school to make sure they are not doing alcohol, then you find out the congressman was drunk when he voted on that. so right now, any leader out there that we have, it is hard to find trust when do you not have trust in leadership of this country that we live in. and i think it does start at the top. somebody at the top has got to finally say stop. we have got to get back it basics and who we are. and we don't have that right now. >> well, an interesting piece. it suggests that this generation is too late to instill it in this generation. we have to wait for the next one. hopefully that's not true. >> megyn? >> yes, quickly. >> my father said something else. we have a chance to start amer
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